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David West chooses the San Antonio Spurs over Cavaliers

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The San Antonio Spurs have had an absolutely incredible free agency ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season. 

Spurs Starring

The Spurs have managed to lock down their power forward for the future in LaMarcus Aldridge, beating out about half of the league to land the former Portland Trail Blazer's star, while they also managed to convince Manu Ginobili to come back for another year.

Then there is the new contracts for Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard, two important players for the future, while Tim Duncan will be having another swansong in San Antonio. 

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West In

And now the Spurs have bolstered their roster with the addition of another veteran. According to a report from David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Spurs have managed to convince former All-Star David West to join the Spurs for the upcoming season.

"Free agent forward David West has agreed to terms with the Spurs, per league sources," Aldridge wrote on Twitter not too long ago.

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West decided to leave the Indiana Pacers at the end of this season just gone, turning down a $12.6-million deal to stay in Indiana. Instead, he has joined the Spurs for the veteran minimum, which is $1.4-million, leaving a cool $11.2m on the table.

West can provide some physical defense for the Spurs, and he can still provide some decent shooting off the bench and in certain situations. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game last season.

Cavs and Wizards Rejected

Reports circulated that both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards were chasing West's signature, so it seems that the 34-year old decided to reject them in favor of playing for Gregg Popovich in Texas.

West is a former two-time All-Star - in 2007 and 2009 - and well-respected veteran in the NBA. the type of player who will have one of those mystical rejuvenations that only seems to happen in San Antonio.

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